- Apr 9, 2008
Thanks Gryphon, I am working on updating the first post, hopefully it will make sense as to what I have learned about the 445nm LD
So driving the diode with a FlexDrive at 600mA will be no issue? I wasnt sure if there was a difference between the micro boost and the Flexdrive in performance as to how much power the thing can output, to run the laser safely.
Also, when using the dummy load of 1N4001 diodes and 1 ohm resistor, Is it best to connect it and adjust the power according to red lasers or bluray lasers?
Fantastic guide jmg, really helpful cheers
As buildabluraylaser said, the only issue with it is that you run it with the cap on, I've done it a few times with my PHR and not had an issue but a few members have had an issue with this killing the diode.
Thanks again for the detailed write up, a little rep coming your way
@ jmgallego excellent thread on how to press the diode in, I bought almost the same kit from Jayrob. I had him set the current to 800ma used a copper extended heatshink and drill out the pill. Following your guide seating the A140 diode was a snap, Thanks for that, I hope this thread becomes a sticky....my first 445nm build has went very well. +1rep